Mr. Chairman, my understanding is that the amendment now before the committee seeks to commit us to the articles of agreement. As I read it, we approve those articles of agreement. However, before I could vote I would want to have an explanation from the Minister of Agriculture with respect to article XIV, which deals with supervision of other organizations. It says:
The conference may approve arrangements placing other public international organizations dealing with questions relating to food and agriculture under the general authority of the organization on such terms as may be agreed with the competent authorities of the organization concerned.
Would this in any way interfere with empire trade agreements or with the British preference? I am convinced that in Canada we have made remarkable progress as a result of the British preference and empire trade agreements, and I should like to feel that we are secure in that regard.
Subtopic: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION